The industry furor over the interchange amendment passed by the Senate and sponsored by Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), marked by a no-holds-barred grassroots campaign,
Credit unions in Missouri and Oregon are stepping up their support this summer for Homes for Our Troops, the Massachusetts charity building specially adapted homes for severely injured war veterans.
As the industry's interchange blitz strode into full swing this week, CUNA and state leagues warned anew Monday about the bottom line impact on credit unions should the Durbin amendment be enacted.
The Homes for Our Troops charity picks up steam next month and again in August with completion of a finished home in Missouri and construction start-up in Oregon.
The task of protecting 10 small highway credit unions in Missouri from being ousted from state offices just got tougher even after lawmakers gave vigorous support to the industry cause late last month.
Despite backing by Missouri lawmakers, those 10 small highway credit unions remain under orders to close their offices in two years and have their 27 employees cut from the payroll Sept. 30, state officials reported today.
In the latest industry show of support for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans, an estimated 450 Missouri credit union managers, volunteers and employees turned out recently for a build-a-home project on behalf of a badly injured U.S. soldier.
Dozens of volunteers and staffers from Missouri credit unions convened in Columbia over the weekend to build a home for injured war vet Robert Canine as part of the "Homes for Our Troops" campaign.
CommunityAmerica Credit Union announced that after 42 years in the credit union industry, Chief Administrative Officer Pat Yokley is retiring.
Minnesota Credit Union Network, Washington, announced that Mark D. Cummins, president/CEO